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13_18_482_2FURNITURE, FIRE, AND SMOKESTACKS: THE LEGEND AND FERVOR BEHIND DIXIE FURNITURE

In the decades following the Civil War, the United States emerged as an industrial giant. Railroads expanded significantly, bringing even remote parts of the country into a national market economy. At the turn of the century, what was described as a U.S. technology revolution revived old industries, seeing them expand and many new ones emerge, including petroleum refining, steel manufacturing, electrical power and, of course, furniture. Read More


COOPER ROAD COLLECTION – BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Upon seeing the quaint Uptown Lexington district after relocating to be closer to her fiancé’s family, Krista Miller knew she wanted to open a plus size women’s boutique there. “I was exploring uptown and saw a storefront that was going to be available for rent. I barely had time to think about it before jumping right in and signing the lease,” said Miller. Continue Reading


5 TIPS TO REMOVE STRESS – PLANNING YOUR CHILD’S WEDDING

Many people equate stress with wedding planning, but why? Yes, there are many details and you may feel like it will break the bank to make a perfect day, but shouldn’t it be enjoyed from start to finish? Here are a few practical ways to remove the stress so you can enjoy one of the most memorable days of their lives! Read More


 

RICHIE SIMMONS FOR SHERIFF

With 31 years of law enforcement experience, Richie Simmons is the only candidate with a comprehensive plan to improve public safety in Davidson County. Simmons is a retired North Carolina Highway Patrol Sergeant and has been a state/municipal law enforcement officer, instructor, SWAT team member, and supervisor. He has the skills and experience to be our next Sheriff of Davidson County.  Richie has a 3 -Point Plan to bring modern ideas and professional leadership to our Sheriff’s Office.  Continue Reading


INTRODUCING SPRING DÉCOR INTO YOUR HOME

Spring is a season of rebirth. After the long winter months, spring eventually arrives with fresh sprigs of green grass, the trees are dotted with new buds, and specks of vibrant colors are popping up in flower beds all around. Follow along as I show you my favorite spring décor tips and be inspired to introduce spring into your home.
Simplify your Décor.  Read More


WOOD FOR SHERIFF

A lot of people ask why I believe I would make a good Sheriff. The answer is simple: I’m an honest hard-working family man, like many of you, who loves the Lord, goes to church, spends time with my family as much as I can, and has been a servant in law enforcement for over 37 years. And I’m the only candidate who has experience as a city police officer, a North Carolina Highway Patrolman and as a Davidson County Sheriff’s Deputy.  Continue Reading


 

EASTER EGG COOKIE DOUGH TRUFFLES

These tasty treats are perfect for Easter goodies!  Get the recipe here.

 


 

 

PINEAPPLE CARROT CAKE

This Spring time favorite is great for any occasion.  Get the yummy recipe here.

 


 

DIY CLEANING: USING ESSENTIAL OILS

Using natural products instead of chemical-laden commercial ones makes household tasks almost a pleasure to tackle. I know it’s hard to get excited about cleaning a bathroom, but when you realize that the surfaces are germ-and toxin-free, and the soothing aroma of cedar or lavender lingers, you won’t be able to suppress a smile of satisfaction. And that enthusiasm is contagious—even the kids will want to pitch in!  Read More


 

CLEAN UP YOUR EATING

The food you put in your body is fuel. The nutrients inside each thing we eat are on a mission to give our body something it needs. As we work on making sure our body is getting what it needs on a daily basis to keep us living, you might come across many different diet plans. Maybe you have even tried one or two plans yourself.  Continue Reading


 

WHEN IS SORE SERIOUS

There are a lot of variables on how your body can respond when you push yourself to new fitness limits. Many of you may have experienced discomfort and soreness due to your new 2018 resolutions or fitness goals. Some of these reactions from your body can make you believe that you’ve suffered an injury by pushing yourself to new areas in the gym, but how do you know if your body is actually injured, or just extremely sore? Read More


 

FAITHFUL LIVING - DEVOTIONAL

After cleaning and scrubbing for two solid weeks at home, the sickness didn’t go away, either. Finally, I coaxed and carried our sick one to the doctor. The doctor prescribed powerful medicine and hopefully, our sick one is now well on his way to recovery.  Continue Reading


3D-mammogram-screenings“IT HELPS US PICK UP SMALL CANCERS” DO I NEED A 3-D MAMMOGRAM? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

3-D mammograms have been shown to detect more cancer cases than the standard mammogram, according to a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association*.  Read More

 

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